How to activate Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite

Get yourself in the mood, it’s late, at night, you’re in the dark and everyone in the house is sleeping but you. You’re tired, exhausted, but you have no choice but to work to have everything ready tomorrow. And the damn computer screen dazzles you. So you lower the brightness, but of course, that affects how you see the image you’re retouching, the video you’re editing or whatever it is you’re doing. Damn it.

I’m sure it’s a familiar situation. At least it rings a bell with the team in charge of developing Cupertino’s latest Mac operating system. And to solve it they have created the Dark Mode of OS X Yosemite . An option found in System Preferences> General> Use Dark Menu Bar and Dock, which , when activated, darkens the menu bar, Finder windows, Dock and Spotlight Finder , so that working with the computer in low light environments is now much more comfortable.

How to activate Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite
How to activate Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite

Since Cupertino they assure that this Dark Mode will be compatible, little by little, with the great majority of third party applications. And if you want to work with your Mac always “dressed up” according to the time of day you’re in, you can install the Lights Out application . It will automatically change your OS X Yosemite theme, and activate Dark Mode , depending on the time of day.

Dark Mode is one of those features that aren’t revolutionary, but that indicates how much the people behind OS X Yosemite care about what users might need at any given time. And they make it available to them so that they can use it and take advantage of it in the easiest way possible. The Apple seal of approval, in short.

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